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Paper Prototype Testing

Identify UX design improvements with paper prototype testing.

Paper prototype testing will help you gain insights into how users use the digital product and move through their tasks as well as what language they use to describe objects and content. Our role is to help you identify where they experience difficulty because the user interface (UI) doesn’t support their needs. The value in paper prototype testing is the early feedback you get from real users, so you can make the critical design changes necessary to deliver an optimal experience.

PAPER PROTOTYPE INSIGHTS

Is it useful, usable, and a joy to use? Using paper prototype testing and based on feedback from real users, you’ll learn how easy or how difficult your product is to use. Using these results, we’ll recommend UX design improvements to enhance the user experience.

VALIDATE DESIGN

Learning how your users move through their tasks lets you know whether the usage scenarios that the product supports are in fact what users need to accomplish. Based on our observations and analysis of the paper prototype testing, we’ll help you validate your design.

Where to start

After consultation with you to understand your vision, mission and research objectives, we develop a walkthrough plan and paper prototype testing protocol that the research will follow. We recruit end users, arrange test facilities, coordinate test sessions and record both quantitative and qualitative metrics and behavioural observations.

TIMING
The typical duration of paper prototype testing is 3-4 weeks.

How we do it

Methods we typically use include:

  • Structured one-on-one sessions with customers and users
  • Observing users as they attempt to complete tasks
  • Recording users’ interactions, qualitative feedback
  • Remote Usability Testing sessions to reach various audiences
  • Usability Testing of hardware devices and mobile applications

what you get

We provide a comprehensive report that includes analysis of test data, which identifies the root causes of usability issues as well as prioritized design recommendations for usability improvements.

The value of paper prototype testing is in the early feedback you get from real users, so you can make the design changes necessary to deliver an optimal experience.

There are many advantages to delivering an optimal experience: clients can enjoy increased efficiencies, reduced costs, increased productivity, and improved sales.


Experience Thinking™

Our Experience Thinking™ process underpins every project we undertake, elevating the product development process by recognizing users and stakeholders as meaningful contributors to the design cycle. The result:
powerful insights and creative design solutions that meet real user and customer needs. Click to learn more >>

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  • Innovation
    Innovation explores big ideas and boils them down to enable exciting outcomes.

    - Opportunity Scouting
    - Experience Immersion
    - Concept Incubation
  • Strategy
    An innovative strategy successfully integrates the goals of business, customers and users.

    - Product Strategy
    - Customer Needs
    - User Needs
  • Research
    Gain the insight you need to design it right the first time.

    - Ethnographic Research
    - User Personas & Scenarios
    - Experience Mapping
  • Design
    More than aesthetics, design also looks at interaction, and use.

    - Information Architecture
    - Wireframes & Interaction Design
    - Visual Design
  • Testing
    Testing provides the real feedback you need to make impactful changes.

    - User Experience Testing
    - Heuristic Assessments
    - Usability Testing
  • Construction
    We work shoulder-to-shoulder with your engineering team every step of the way.

    - UX Specifications
    - UX Styleguides & Standards
    - Front-end coding: HTML/CSS
Shaun Illingworth
Vice President

What experience are you creating?

Discuss your latest initiative with us.

Shaun Illingworth
Vice President
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Who we are

Our multidisciplinary team of experts skillfully bridges the gap between the goals of business, design and technology.

Akendi brings together innovation, strategy, research, design, and testing expertise all under one roof.

Our XT Process

Our Culture

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Our Friday lunch and lots of snacks fuel all our hard work and creativity.

Who we are

Our multidisciplinary team of experts skillfully bridges the gap between the goals of business, design and technology.

Akendi brings together innovation, strategy, research, design, and testing expertise all under one roof.

Our XT Process

Our Culture

"Remarkable product and service experiences meet real human needs."

Snacktime!

Our Friday lunch and lots of snacks fuel all our hardwork and creativity.